Dozens of guns were confiscated in October from the carry-on bags of pistol-packing passengers trying to board planes at major U.S. airports.
Last month the Transportation Security Administration screeners found 181 firearms in carry-on bags at airport screening points around the country. A total of 157 were loaded and nearly a third of those had rounds chambered, according to the TSA Blog.
The October confiscations also included a 13-inch cane sword discovered at the airport in Charlotte.
The TSA Blog tallies the number of confiscated firearms each week. The blog also said screeners continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis.
“Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited," The TSA Blog advises.
The TSA Blog said security screeners grabbed the 181 firearms in carry-on baggage from Oct. 3 to Oct. 30.
Last week a total 41 guns were confiscated. Thirty-four were loaded and 10 had rounds chambered.
The TSA Blog says screeners at the Denver airport were busy. They found three guns on two dates, October 27 and 28.
Last year, the TSA confiscated 1,813 firearms from carry-on bags.